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Why rooftop solar users should pay to maintain the grid

To the editor: Evan Gillespie fails to point out some important reasons the California Public Utilities Commission might rework a rate structure that he says protects those who use the least amount of energy. ("PUC may short-circuit California's fair, progressive electricity rate policy," op-ed,...

Luxury bus startup Leap suspends service after regulators crack down

The California Public Utilities Commission issues cease-and-desist for lack of permit.

PUC may short-circuit California's fair, progressive electricity rate policy

On Wednesday, the Public Utilities Commission will vote on new rules governing how most Californians pay for electricity. The proposal overhauls the rate structure at investor-owned utilities, including Southern California Edison, a structure that was put in place in the wake of the energy crisis...

Electricity Pricing: The Times, They Might Be A-Changing

Last week, the California Public Utilities Commission issued a proposed decision on residential rate reform. Residential rate reform – how and what Californians pay for electricity – is a thorny subject, and the Commission’s proposed decision is being met with a range of reactions. read more

Tesla getting into the energy-storage business

Tesla Motors is expected to announce next week that it will expand into a new business offering battery-based energy storage for residential and commercial customers.Documents filed with the California Public Utilities Commission show...Show More Summary

Advocates seek to kill deal that sticks ratepayers with San Onofre costs

Consumer advocates, outraged by a secret negotiation in Poland over the $5-billion cost of closing the San Onofre nuclear power plant, are asking the California Public Utilities Commission to reconsider a deal that sticks utility customers with the bulk of the bill.

Massive gas line explosion leaves destructive path in Fresno

The California Public Utilities Commission had a team in Fresno to investigate the cause of a spectacular gas line explosion that left 14 people hurt in Friday.

Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger debated at California PUC

California Public Utilities Commission members are scheduled to receive public comment on Comcast Corp.'s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable at a hearing this afternoon in Los Angeles.

California's Largest Utility Fined $1.6 Billion For Pipeline Tragedy

The California Public Utilities Commission said it would impose $1.6 billion in fines on Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), the state’s largest investor-owned utility, in connection with a natural gas pipeline explosion that occurred nearly five years ago. On September 9, 2010, a 30-inch natural gas transmission pipeline rupture beneath a [...]

California PUC member moves to block Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

Just days before an important public hearing, a California Public Utilities Commission member has raised the stakes by proposing the regulatory panel block Comcast's bid to acquire Time Warner Cable.

California Utilities Commissioner Calls For Rejection Of Time Warner Cable Deal

With Comcast set to take over Time Warner Cable’s millions of California customers, state regulators there have been scrutinizing the deal to see how it would affect consumers. Earlier this year, the state’s Public Utilities Commission...Show More Summary

A Roadmap to Energy Efficiency in California

The California Public Utilities Commission released a draft document on energy efficiency that functions as a “10 year roadmap to activate market forces and transform California’s existing residential, commercial, and public building stock into high performing and energy efficient buildings.” read more

California Public Utilities Commission delays vote on Comcast-TWC deal

The California Public Utilities Commission has delayed until May 7 its vote on Comcast Corp.'s proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable.

Comcast merger a chance to narrow the digital divide

The California Public Utilities Commission is expected to decide this month whether Comcast's proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable's operations in the state would be in the public interest. An administrative law judge has recommended that the takeover be approved but with a number of...

California PUC Aims to Replace Shuttered Nuclear and Gas With 'Preferred Resources'

The California Public Utilities Commission made a proposed decision on Friday that denied approval of a new gas-fired power plant in the coastal Southern California city of Carlsbad. Approval for the plant was denied because the utility did not sufficiently consider "preferred resources." read more

Troubled Public Utilities Commission names a new top lawyer

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The scandal-wracked California Public Utilities Commission has named a veteran staff lawyer as its new top legal counsel.

PUC President Michael Picker calls emails with utilities 'troubling'

Emails portraying overly chummy and questionable contacts between California utilities and state regulators are "troubling," the new president of the Public Utilities Commission told lawmakers Tuesday.

Senate Committee to grill PUC president

California lawmakers are wading into an unfolding scandal at the Public Utilities Commission.

California Public Utilities Commission holds Comcast hearing

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Consumers on Wednesday took turns praising and blasting Comcast's proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable, which would make the combined company the dominant provider of cable TV and high-speed Internet service in California.

Dinner for ex-PUC chief Peevey nets $55,000 in gifts for UC Berkeley

More than $55,000 was donated to UC Berkeley in honor of former California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey, who stepped down in December amid scandal.

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